Wellness Wednesday: Spas & Wellness in Ireland

Where better than to relax, rejuvenate and refresh yourself than in the gloriously beautiful island of Ireland.

Breathe in pure air; feel the soft rain on your face; immerse yourself in the country’s history and heritage and be inspired by what you see and feel on the island of Ireland.

Now a leading international spa destination, Ireland enjoys a multitude of wonderful spas in some spectacularly remote locations. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities, bliss-inducing therapies and treatment rooms set amidst stunning scenery, a spa trip to Ireland is an experience that everyone will enjoy.

Here are some spas worth visiting when going to Ireland.

  • Ashford Castle
    • Located on the West Coast of Ireland, this 13th-century, five-star Castle sits on the northern shores of Lough Corrib, ½ hour from Galway City. The Spa Studio with Serail room offers guests the ultimate in pampering. Indulge in their Health and Beauty facilities with dedicated treatment rooms offering Yon Ka products. The Yon Ka philosophy is to give skin the means to recover its balance and all its energy. Yon Ka products commit to offer visible results after each skin treatment.


  • Dromoland Castle
    • Dromoland Castle, a magnificent Renaissance structure built in the 16th century, was once the royal seat of the O’Brien clan. Refurbished and transformed into a luxury hotel in 1963, it retains priceless reminders of the Castle’s historic past. In June 2007, Dromoland Castle opened its doors to The Spa at Dromoland. This hidden gem is located within the Castle walls and has been specially designed for the ultimate spa experience. The Spa consists of 6 treatment rooms, an outside Gazebo with Hydro Pool and much more. The Spa at Dromoland features 2 treatment ranges; the chic Anne Semonin Treatment collection and the Irish product Voya.


  • Hayfield Manor
    • Hayfield Manor is a family-owned luxury manor house hotel tucked away in a leafy corner of Cork City, less than one mile from the city center itself and 6 miles from Cork International Airport (ORK) in the South West of Ireland. Hayfield Manor specializes in Elemis Spa Therapy and products. Hayfield’s online Spa Shop features an excellent selection of this exclusive spa range. Residents can expect the charm and character of an inviting manor house with a warm Irish welcome from the resident Doorman and staff. From arrival into the welcoming lobby with it’s real open fire, guests are treated to a truly hospitable experience. Intimate and attentive service is a creed at Hayfield Manor coupled with all the 5 star amenities to be expected of Cork’s premier 5 star hotel.

Hayfield Manor

  • Powerscourt Hotel, Resort & Spa
    • Nestled among ancient trees, within the granite walls of one of Ireland’s most renowned estates you’ll find Powerscourt Hotel, Resort & Spa Ireland. This resort might be just 40 minutes from Dublin airport and 30 minutes from Dublin city, but you could be a million miles away. With 20 impeccable treatment rooms, including a private Spa Suite, a 20-metre Swarovski Crystal-lit heated pool and a state-of-the-art thermal suite, award-winning ESPA has everything to recalibrate body, mind and spirit. In tune with the wild natural beauty which surrounds it, the Spa’s dramatic spaces feature stone, wood and slate. It’s a harmony reflected in the quiet serenity of the Sugar Loaf’s pyramid across the valley.


Add in the legendary Irish welcome, the peace and serenity of the countryside, wholesome, locally sourced food and a real commitment to quality and service, and you have the perfect package: a natural, health-giving experience that will leave you rested, nourished and enriched.

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